WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 30, 2003

                           SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO INC.
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

          Delaware                       0-24710              52-1700207
(State or other Jurisdiction    (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
     of Incorporation)                                    Identification No.)

1221 Avenue of the Americas, 36th Fl., New York, NY            10020
     (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 584-5100


Item 5. Other Events.

         Our board of directors has extended the expiration date of the rights
issued under the Rights Agreement between The Bank of New York and ourselves
from August 1, 2003 to January 15, 2004. A copy of the Amendment to the Rights
Agreement, dated as of July 30, 2003, between The Bank of New York and ourselves
is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits.

         (a) Not applicable.

         (b) Not applicable.

         (c) Exhibits.

         The Exhibit Index attached hereto is incorporated herein.



         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                             SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO INC.

                             By: /s/ Patrick L. Donnelly
                                     Patrick L. Donnelly
                                     Executive Vice President, General Counsel
                                     and Secretary

Dated: July 30, 2003


                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

      Exhibit                            Description of Exhibit
      -------                            ----------------------

        99.1          Amendment, dated as of July 30, 2003, to Rights Agreement
                      between Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and The Bank of New